Less then 12k

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Less then 12k

Postby alexosias » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:23 am

I am looking for some good hikes within 2 hours drive of Denver that are less then 12k in elevation and are class I or II.

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Re: Less then 12k

Postby mt_turtle » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:32 am

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Re: Less then 12k

Postby mtnnose » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:36 pm

Hiking the peaks, green mountain, bear peak or south boulder peak, are great outings, with signficant vertical gain and wonderful views of boulder/denver.

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Re: Less then 12k

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:44 pm

Bison Peak! The coolest 12er around (so a few feet over your requirement), in the Lost Creek Wilderness area. 12 miles round trip from the Ute Creek trailhead, all class 1 or 2 with the exception of any boulder piles you feel like scrambling on (including the actual summit).
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Re: Less then 12k

Postby Brad » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:51 pm

Mt. Rosa in Colorado Springs is 11,499' and you stand a good chance of having the summit to yourself. There are multiple routes depending on how long of a hike you want. It also has history as it is the peak Zebulon Pike climbed thinking he was climbing Pikes. There is a cave near the summit if you want to make a night of it.

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